Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Friday 24 February

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The morning’s top legal affairs news stories

Lawyer who helped Guantanamo Bay detainee win payout faces being struck off [The Telegraph]

Former top family judge, 71, commits suicide after being diagnosed with dementia [Mail Online]

Herbert Smith Freehills keeps 27 out of 35 qualifying trainee [Legal Cheek]

Barclays profits jump as legal and conduct costs slide [The Telegraph]

Top criminal QC raises ‘serious concerns’ over Garden Bridge contest [The Architects’ Journal]

Top legal aid firm rebuked over referral payments [Law Gazette]

Tory ministers have rewritten the law to deny increased disability benefit payments to more than 150,000 people [Mirror]

Ireland passes law making it a crime to buy sex [Mail Online]

Law professors file misconduct complaint against White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway [The Independent]

Event: The future of litigation — Apply to attend [Legal Cheek Hub]

“When I was doing mini pupillages etc I was always told by barristers never to leave anything valuable in the robing rooms etc. I was also told it wasn’t an “intruder” that was the likely culprit, it was the lawyers.” [Legal Cheek comments]

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